According to this reddit post, Discord has in fact been receiving feedback on the UI and considering it:
Unfortunately, there is no way to revert the UI because the code is gone, but they are making changes wherever necessary because they are looking into what their users are saying. If anyone who has been checking this site has a reddit account, it may be worth looking into giving feedback there.
It has been a struggle, but we can make a difference. Sure, we can't go back to what we were used to but we can at least try to get the Dev team to give us more options and fix things.
As for genuine criticism, I still think there should be an option to turn off highlighting when mousing over messages. It is causing genuine health problems for people with epilepsy, and is distracting for people with ADD/ADHD. For those with neither of these, it can also be kind of nerve-wracking and cause eye strain. Some people also just like the simplicity of not having the color (or in this case, value) changing by hovering over a message.
There should also be a toggle for the quick reaction bar. Some people may find it useful, but others do not react frequently enough to need it and would prefer right-clicking and selecting 'add reaction' as per usual. Sometimes people react on accident because of it as well (whether they have shaky hands or not), and it blocks text for longer messages.
The quick reaction bar also tends to use emojis you most frequently use in chat, and not what you use to react to posts, which is a little off.
Giving back a little more space for cozy mode, or at least bringing back the dividers, would be nice. The dividers would especially be helpful for dyslexic users (or people that want their chat box to look more organized, like me). While there is a toggle for space between group messages, it's not exactly helpful for single messages between different people.
Lastly, the 'NEW' bar does not disappear when you scroll all the way down to where the new messages are, which makes no sense. The only way to get rid of it if you're not part of the conversation is to click a different channel (or server).
While these issues have been listed before, I think it helps to repeat them.
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